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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, March 24, 2018
2017: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Downhill
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 37°F (2°C)
Average High: 45°F (7°C)
Average Low: 29° F (-1°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 100.17
Course Score: 100.17

Race Size

2017: 94 Finishers
2016: 82 Finishers
2015: 45 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 22.3%
2016: 15.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Two Rivers Marathon course drops over 700 feet with no major climbs (the only climb of note is 60 feet over a quarter mile 9 miles into the race).

The downhill to flat course, coupled with the typically cool race day weather, can lead to many PRs and BQs. Be cautious on the early downhill miles so you have something left in your quads for the latter miles.

Marathon Rankings

The Two Rivers Marathon was the 382nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 443rd largest in 2016.

Last year 22.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 15.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Two Rivers Marathon the 45th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 80th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 100.17 ranks it as the 31st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 4th fastest course in Pennsylvania.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Two Rivers Marathon a PR Score of 100.17. This PR Score ranks it as the 30th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Pennsylvania.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1350 feet (411m)
Min Elevation: 635 feet (193m)


Recent Two Rivers Marathon Reviews

3.3 Stars from 4 Reviews
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review of 2017 Two Rivers Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Downhill course and the last 7 miles are a nice gradual downhill so it is easy to have a strong finish. The race director goes out of his way to accommodate the runners (almost to a fault). The course is scenic, the road from mile 14-18 is not in great shape but the traffic is so low it is not an issue.

It is a well-priced race for all you get.

Race Tips

Steep downhill start so it may work your quads. The miles are marked but there are old mile markers too so you need to know which is which. There were cones for most miles in the beginning.

There are shuttles to the start but you have a warm building to wait in.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

GPS and cell service around the finish area is non-existent so make sure you know where you are going, it could be easy to get lost on the way to the parking and pre-race shuttle.

review of 2016 Two Rivers Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


I ran this marathon in 2016 and loved it! It was my first marathon and I highly recommend it for less experienced marathon runners. It's not huge and intimidating and the scenery is really pretty. It's also a lot of downhill so probably a little easier than most. I used my GPS and it had the marathon distance pretty accurate (I think mine said it was about a half a mile longer than 26.2 but that happens sometimes). They also had water stations about every 2 miles. My only complaint was that they food was slow at the end of the race (although it was free).

Race Tips

A lot of downhill at first so it's easy to go too fast with your pace. Just a few rolling hills after that.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Find a hotel early. I stayed in the Hotel Belvedere in Hawley and it was pretty convenient.

review of 2014 Two Rivers Marathon.   

2 / 5 Stars


While this is a pretty course, 2014 was 1 mile short on the Sunday race.. director said "maybe you lost sattelites?? Well it was longer than Saturdays race" - turn around cone was moved in the early morning.

Race Tips

It's a fast start as the course starts on a downhill

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

It's a small race... not many logistical issues

review of 2014 Two Rivers Marathon.   

1 / 5 Stars


I ran this is 2014. It didn't finish where it was supposed to, so not a certified course. Course was also short and fluid stations were mostly out of anything for slower runners.

Race Tips

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

It's far away from anywhere. Stayed at a motel 15 miles away.

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